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Kershaw vs. Strasburg Breakdown

Kershaw vs. Strasburg Breakdown

Report generated Monday, June 20, 2016

CLAYTON KERSHAW

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 92-94mph (50% of all pitches)
  • slider 86-89 (33%)
  • curveball 71-75 (15%)
  • 1467 total pitches (62% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 199 of 300 first pitches for strikes (66%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 06/15/16@ARI
  • fastball 93-94mph (46 pitches, 44% of total)
  • slider 86-89 (42 pitches, 40% of total)
  • curveball 73-74 (16 pitches, 15% of total))
  • Threw 104 total pitches (60% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 1 walk 5 hits- 3 off FB 2 off slider. 11 strikeouts (11 swinging) (all swinging). Threw 20 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 27 total (74%). Faced 5 LHH 22 RHH. Umpire called 3 strikes incorrectly as balls including 1 ball-four
Strengths
  • Great control of fastballs.
  • Plus control of curve. Deceptive curve had 35% of swings miss (26% is avg).
  • Deceptive slider had 42% of swings miss (28% is avg).
  • Kept first-pitch down 41% of the time (25% was avg)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 33 of 227 thrown (14% ; 16% is avg)-- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 3% (7% is avg). Rarely made mistakes with his slider - 104 of 487 thrown (21% ; 17% is avg)-- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 11% (9% is avg). -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 12% (9% is avg).
Weaknesses
  • Poor command of CB.
  • Threw first-pitch up often 45% of the time (28% was avg)
Patterns
  • Rarely attempted consecutive pickoff moves (0% vs 10% avg in 12 attempted).
  • 1-2 threw curves to LHH 53% (17% is avg).
  • Threw strikes on 0-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 48% of the time (43% is avg).
  • Threw strikes on 1-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 28% of the time (33% is avg).
  • 2-1 threw sliders to lefties 52% (12% is avg).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 57% (20% is avg).
  • 3-2 threw sliders to righties 61% (16% is avg).
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, fastballs release point came down 2.30". From the stretch, located curves 16" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located curves 4" down. From the stretch, threw sliders 24% more frequently (39% vs 31% of all pitches).
Insights
  • Threw pitches inside the strikezone 63% compared to the 59% MLB average.
  • CB was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - FB. Threw first-pitch strikes often (66.33%). Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • 0 He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.80 mph. FB is flat. Threw a rising FB.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 22% of swings miss (10% is avg). Got good spin on fastballs (12% above MLB avg). Kept curves low to RHH. Kept curves low to LHH. His curves were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 73. Long sweeping curves break length. He threw a hard slider that averaged 87.60. Slurvy slider. Short slider break length.

 

STEPHEN STRASBURG

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 94-96mph (56% of all pitches)
  • slider 88-90 (15%)
  • changeup 88-90 (15%)
  • curveball 80-82 (12%)
  • 1445 total pitches (63% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 247 of 397 first pitches for strikes (62%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 06/15/16@WAS
  • fastball 94-96mph (53 pitches, 50% of total)
  • slider 88-90 (20 pitches, 19% of total)
  • changeup 88-90 (17 pitches, 16% of total))
  • curveball 81-83 (15 pitches, 14% of total)
  • Threw 105 total pitches (61% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 1 walk 6 hits- 6 off FB. 8 strikeouts (6 swinging). Threw 21 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 26 total (80%). Faced 12 LHH 14 RHH. Umpire called 3 strikes incorrectly as balls
Strengths
  • Great control of fastballs.
  • Great control of curve.
  • Plus control of slider.
  • Changeup release points were deceptive. Changeups had a big tailing action.
  • Deceptive changeup had 42% of swings miss (27% is avg).
  • Kept first-pitch down 45% of the time (25% was avg)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 42 of 176 thrown (23% ; 16% is avg)-- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 10% (7% is avg). Rarely made mistakes with his slider - 60 of 231 thrown (25% ; 17% is avg)-- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 10% (9% is avg). -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 7% (9% is avg).
Weaknesses
  • Threw first-pitch up often 40% of the time (28% was avg)
Patterns
  • Threw strikes on 0-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 37% of the time (43% is avg).
  • Threw strikes on 1-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 31% of the time (33% is avg).
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 27" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located changeups 3" down.
Insights
  • Threw pitches inside the strikezone 63% compared to the 59% MLB average.
  • CH was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - CB. Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • 0 His fastballs were one of the fastest of all pitchers at 94.90. He did not vary his fastballs velocity much, usually by only 1.80 mph.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 18% of swings miss (10% is avg). His curves were one of the fastest of all pitchers at 81.30. Had 11-5 curve break angle (-14 deg). Got good spin on curves (32% above MLB avg). He threw a hard slider that averaged 88.90. Short slider break length. Threw changeups inside to RHH. Kept changeup low to RHH. His changeup was one of the fastest at 88.80. He does not vary his changeup velocities by much, usually by only 1.80 mph. His 4-seams were one of the fastest of all pitchers at 94.80.

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